|・Scientific name: Gymnema sylvestre R.Br.
・A leaf of Gymnema contains the glycoside called gimenic acid which hinders us from sensing a sweet taste. Gymnema has been used as medicine because it prevents sugar from being absorbed not only in a tongue but also in intestines. In Japan, imported gymnema is put on sale as a diet food.
・Effect duration: About 30 minutes
・Gimenic acid is bearable to heat because it is glycoside. Accordingly, if you dry gymnema, it can be preserved at normal temperatures.
・Gimenic acid is approved as natural perfume by the Ministry of Health and Welfare.